for baby flickers this spring?? What I saw today has me encouraged along those lines...
High temps were in the single digits (staggering, right?) even with bright blue, cloudless skies.
Despite the month & the arctic air, it must not ever be too early to browse for potential nesting sites??
After first feasting at the suet feeder followed by a drink at the bird bath, the nest box was spied.
It's been landed on before & even been peeked into but never has a flicker gone all the way inside or shown the amount of interest I witnessed today!!!
A considerable amount of time was spent inside the box punctuated by periodic checks out the entrance hole.
When curiosity was finally satisfied (I hope positively), it flew from the box above over to the birdhouse on top of my tuteur!
This one is NOT designed for a flicker, in fact, I'm sure the opening is not even close to being big enough.
It didn't matter ~ an examination was made anyway.
I am SO getting some wood chips this spring and filling the first box so I can encourage them to "excavate" it. The possibilities are good, don't you think???